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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Review: Plebeian Grandstand - False Highs, True Lows


In line with the previous few album reviews I have done, with this album and band, again, I can't make out what genre it is. Again, me not knowing the genre does not mean it is bad or whatever. The first track confused me, as it is most probably a sample track, rewinded a couple of times. But after a couple of times listening to the album, it made sense in comparison to the second track. The second track starts out very violently, with fast blast beats, hard riffs and harsh vocals. The album has a couple counterpoints in the songs, most of the songs are fast paced with massive blast beats parts and double bass. Even in all of that there is one more song that is like the intro, slow and repetitive, and two songs which are more doom-ish and slow paced. The slower songs show a second side to the album, a more artistic side of the band. The quality of the songs is great, the sound quality is also great. The sound quality is a bit counter intuitive, as the fast paced riffs and harsh vocals give a bit of black metal sound quality on the first listening, but after you listen to it a few times you will realise that everything can be heard with any problem. The slower songs also show you what effort was put into recording and mixing. And as usual, my only concern and complaint is the vocals. The mixing of them is, in some parts, a bit unheard and out of place with the riff that follows. All in all, this is a great album and it incorporates quite a few different genres.

Written by Nikola Milošević

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